7.7/10
262,810
628 user 500 critic

Doctor Strange (2016)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $19.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
49 ( 15)

Sorcerers Supreme: Magic Makers in Movies and TV

Magic makers come in many forms: wizards, mages, warlocks, sorcerers, and even an inventor or two. To get ready for Doctor Strange, check out some masters of magic.

View the gallery

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Deadpool (2016)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Director: Tim Miller
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Suicide Squad (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer
Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Arrival II (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Ant-Man (2015)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Passengers I (2016)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen
The Avengers (2012)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Jonathan Pangborn
...
...
Brunette Zealot
...
Tall Zealot
...
Blonde Zealot
Topo Wresniwiro ...
...
Sol Rama
...
Edit

Storyline

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Question reality. Change your destiny. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Strange  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,058,311 (USA) (4 November 2016)

Gross:

$232,597,113 (USA) (3 March 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dr Strange begins to experiment with the Eye of Agamotto and the Time Spells in the Book of Cagliostro, the focus of his practice is an apple, symbolically the representation of Forbidden Knowledge. See more »

Goofs

Doctor Strange leaves NY City across the George Washington Bridge going westbound towards New Jersey and is then seen driving a winding road along a cliff that ascends to his right and descends to his left. When the car spins out of control and leaves the road on the left side going down the cliff, the vehicle is shown at rest in the Hudson River north of the George Washington Bridge. If he went off the road to his left and into the Hudson River, the vehicle should have been shown south of the George Washington Bridge. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Ancient One: Master Kaecilius. That ritual will bring you only sorrow.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Doctor Strange will return". See more »

Connections

Featured in Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kuk Harrell (as Thaddis Harrell), Christopher Stewart, and The Dream (as Terius Nash)
Performed by Beyoncé Knowles (as Beyoncé)
Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Not as good as I expected
9 November 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

So, we are getting magical now. From the trailer I was hoping for a thrill ride of a movie. I saw the movie in 3D and the Inception-like effects were the most anticipated by me to see. To be noted that I never felt sick by 3D but those effects were so 2005, like in a bad computer game, that a felt a little sick. The effects in Inception are top-notch compared to this version. I mean, Marvel Studios has now enough money to make great special effects, why are all the effects in the mirror dimension so bad? Remember Legolas from LotR jumping around? So bad were the effects. The other special effects of the movie were OK.

The story was OK, but not great. There was never a real villain. Mads was great, as usual, but the role was not interesting enough. The Ancient One was not good at all, just annoying. This was a very bad role for Tilda, who was always great, but now... she is just not convincing. She was just there, stiff, forgettable and bland.

Forget about the plot holes, just focus of the fact that Dr. Strange saves the Earth just a few scenes after he learns how to open a door to another dimension/ place. Maybe his photographic memory is helping him, but he has no time to practice, he just beats wizards that practice magic for some years now, and he also is smart enough to save the world. As the movie unfolds you have the feeling that from the learning of spells stage, Dr. Strange jumps directly to the saving the world, and it just feel like there were a lot of missing steps, or scenes. Maybe they will release an extended version, because like this, the movie feels chopped.

I know that people are going to praise this movie, because everything Marvel is gold, but for me only the first movie of every superhero in the MCU was good. All the sequels were just bad, and cashed on the success of the franchise. Now Dr. Strange was not so good from the beginning, so there is place for improvement in the next one.


42 of 78 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?